THE CARGO PREFERENCE PROGRAM AND THE CABOTAGE RESTRICTIONS: EFFECTIVENESS AND COST

An earlier paper examined the most visible element of United States maritime policy, the Merchant Marine Act of 1936, in terms of its effectiveness and cost. The present paper does the same for the remaining two important elements of that policy, the complex cargo-preference program and the cabotage (coastal, intercoastal and noncontiguous) restrictions. The year 1970 is used for purposes of evaluation. It has the advantage of falling after the forced expansion associated with the Viet Nam War and before the passage of the Merchant Marine Act of 1970. The second consideration is especially important since the new law soon will break down the distinct sectors that evolved under the 1936 legislation.

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    American Society of Traffic and Transportation

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  • Authors:
    • Kilgour, J G
  • Publication Date: 1976-3

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  • Accession Number: 00131503
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Traffic and Transportation
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1976 12:00AM